I have a 2007 FM260 — bigger brother to the FG.
Fuso Problems to date [30,000 miles]:
lack of factory spec turbo boost — resulting in poorer fuel economy and lack pf power; completely(!) checked out and an entire new turbo installed under warranty; gained only 2 of the 5 psi I was light. OK performance, tho long steep hills and passing situations are a REAL challenge [23,000# long-distance cruising weight]
failed rt front shock absorber - replaced under warranty; doing fine
exhaust brake dropped off — four bolts 'spontaneously' came undone; dangled from air line but was saved in time and now is fine with new bolts that I check more often than before
short front spring travel — resulting in very hard bump-stop strikes; going to investigate new front suspension options
filters and other parts a bit pricey [unique windshield wipers $80 a pair!] but overall a very solid performer.
[Performance in mud, sand, snow and untracked alluvial fans excellent, esp. with backup of locking rear diff. Just back from 8500mi of travel in the remotest parts of the Yukon, and everything worked VERY well.]
—Fuso FM-260-based expedition camper
—Jeep Rubi Unlim
—Yamaha TW 200 [rides out from both of above]
—Jeep CJ-5 (West Africa, 1961-1965)
—EarthRoamer #004 (2004-2008)
—EarthRoamer #095 (2008-2009)
At its core, adventure is the willingness to commit to an uncertain outcome with an open heart and an open mind. [Matt Walker]